Legge and Nielsen join forces with Grasser Racing for IMSA 2020 campaign
Lamborghini powerhouse Grasser Racing confirmed Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen for their 2020 IMSA campaign, thanks to the new GEAR project.
Multiple champion squad Grasser Racing Team confirmed the partnership with the brand-new organization GEAR (Girl Empowerment Around Racing) that will once again bring an all-female crew to IMSA, the premier American sportscar championship.
Frontrunners Katherine Legge and Christina Nielsen, having shared this year a MSR Acura NSX GT3, will make their return to the IMSA GTD class behind the wheel of the #19 Lamborghini GT3 EVO.
“Grasser Racing Team is more than happy to field the No. 19 Lamborghini with GEAR Racing in the 2020 IMSA WeatherTech Championship,” commented GRT team principal Gottfried Grasser. “It’s an honor for my team and I to prepare a brand-new Lamborghini Huracan GT3 EVO for Christina Nielsen and Katherine Legge."
The Austrian team, already a winner in the GTD class and in the prestigious Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona, also lined up competitive Lamborghinis in top GT championships around the world, including Blancpain GT and ADAC GT Masters.
GEAR project's brand director, Kara Kenney, added: “It is our mission to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold in racing and in life."
“We’re thrilled to have Katherine and Christina on the team, and we couldn’t have found a better racing partner than Grasser.”
"I can’t believe Katherine Legge and I will be joining Gear Racing with Grasser Racing Team for a full season in IMSA in 2020! Dream season here we come!" - wrote Nielsen on her social profiles.
"The girls are back in town" - echoed Legge.
27-year old Nielsen was the first woman to win a full season IMSA title, when she was crowned champion in 2016 and 2017 at the wheel of the Scuderia Corsa Ferrari. She joined Legge, one of the most successful female drivers in motorsport, at MSR last year after a runner-up campaign for the British driver.
The Heinricher Racing-backed entry endured a difficult season in 2019, with a 4th place as best result. Bia Figueiredo and Alice Powell also shared driving duties during the season.
The 2020 third driver for the endurance events will be confirmed at a later date.
In Katherine's words:
“The girls are back in town”
Ph credits: Lamborghini